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This Is What Life Is...

There are so many things I do
that I do not want to do
There are so many things I want to do
that I am not doing
there is little time left on my sand clock
I guess I can use it for regrets
and to think of possibilities that will never be
one last grain of sand
I could've done more
I should've had the courage to...
one last breath
it was a good life, but it could've been better
Death befalls me
the game board is placed before my eyes
I was just a pon
adopting behaviors they provoked
adopting their 'dreams' as mine
accepting blind fears as facts of the future
educated for failure
forced to betray and abandon myself
this is what life is and has been, I think, at least for most of us

Submitted: Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Edited: Thursday, October 24, 2013


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  • Alistair Graham (10/24/2013 3:31:00 AM)

    Most of us
    most of the time
    live other people’s lives
    from within
    our own skin

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  • Babatunde Aremu (10/24/2013 2:59:00 AM)

    Nice poem. We are sometimes between two divides, that's life

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